File 008 - Glendaruel estate papers

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GB 3452 CG-008


Glendaruel estate papers


  • 1775-1840 (Creation)

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(1902 - [1985])

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Lengthy copy (69 pages) of dispute over the marches of the Glendaruel estate between Duncan Campbell of Glendaruel, his son Duncan and son-in-law Neil McKellar, both then drovers, and neighbours including the Wilsons of Evanachan, dated 13th September 1775.
Letter, 5th November 1798, 5th Duke of Argyll to Captain Duncan Campbell, Argyll Militia, Paisley, agreeing to him replacing Mr Mackinnon as Paymaster "provided it is acceptable to Colonel Campbell".
Letter, Letter, Inveraray, 27th December 1802, Duncan Paterson, lawyer there, to Duncan Paterson of Glendaruel regarding payment of feu duties for Glendaruel to the Duke of Argyll. The feu duty paid to the 5th Duke in 1802 was £60 19s 10 halfpenny, with breakdown of monies paid on each part of the estate.
Letter, Edinburgh, 19th March 1806, John Campbell quartus to Duncan Campbell of Glendaruel, referring to an outstanding balance due on the lands of Conchra, also mentioned in the proceedings, a widow's annuity, Duncan Paterson, Parson McDougall in Lochgoilhead, and Mr Adair " ... rather a violent man and will put his threat into execution ...".
Petition, dated Edinburgh 20th January and Inveraray 2nd February 1808, by Janet MacCananich, widow of Archibald Black, tacksman of Kilbridemore on the Glendaruel Estate, against Duncan Campbell of Glendaruel. Mrs Black's petition paints a very bad picture of Glendaruel's temperament and relationship with his tenants: Mrs Black was claiming her rights to certain funds belonging to her late husband on behalf of herself and her children.
Response to Widow Black's Petition, dated 25th March 1807.
Draft copy of the Tacks document to be issued by the 6th Duke of Argyll to the tenants in Rosneath, no date.
Copy of a Bill of Suspension and Interdict given in by George Andrew, agent to John Campbell of Ormidale, to be answered in three weeks after the 16th March 1813, being Monday the 6th or 7th day of April.
Lease for Ardinslate and other properties, 31st August 1821, from Captain Neil Campbell to Mr David Hyde.
Receipt for feu duties paid for Glendaruel from Miss Campbell to the Duke of Argyll for Martinmass 1822.
Agreement to install a weighing machine at Loch Riddonhead, 23rd January 1838, with updates to tenants' names added in May 1840. Regulations for weighing machine includes list of tenants with their expected contributions to the cost as part of their rentals, and changes to tenants' names in 1840. List includes the Teinds Parsonage and Vicarage payable from each farm.
Minister's Stipend payable out of the lands of Glendaruel, no date.

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      Poor, some tears and creases.

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      Signet seal of John Campbell quartus WS, later John Kirkpatrick Campbell, on 1806 letter is well preserved (he was a member of the Jura family).

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